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Koster promoted to assistant police chief

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety has announced that Sgt. Mike Koster will be promoted to the assistant police chief, effective May 24. This promotion will take effect after the May 23 retirement of the current Assistant Police Chief Leon Baier.

Mike Koster is a 14-year veteran of the Mitchell Police Division and has served as a patrol sergeant since 2006, in which he supervised a patrol shift.

Koster was instrumental in starting and coordinating the Citizen's Police Academy, he is a training instructor, member of the Crime Prevention Team, is a co-leader of the Department of Public Safety Honor Guard, and has served on the Emergency Response Unit (SWAT Team).